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This Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Fitness is one the Sports departments flagship courses. The qualification allows you to study a wide range of areas within the Fitness industry, given you an insight into the world of Sport, Fitness and Personal Training, thus better informing your next steps and your career choices. This 2-year course has been tailored to give learners an opportunity to progress onto Higher Education Sports programmes or employment in the sporting industry.
The Level 3 programme is made up of units, that are a mix of theory and practical work.
This course will cover some of the units below:
- Fitness Skills Development
- Careers in Sport
- Self-Employment in Sport and Physical Activity
- Business and Technology in Personal Training
Qualification Size and UCAS Points
This BTEC qualification is equivalent to 3 A-Levels, giving the learner the opportunity to achieve a maximum of 168 UCAS points.Additional Qualifications
This qualification is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). As such, over the course of the 2-year programme, learners will gain a Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification, and a Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification, in addition to their BTEC certificate.
How do the Sports Academies work alongside this course?
Learners are able to access Sports Academies whilst studying at SGS College on a full-time course. Your academic studies and academy training work as a partnership, and as such, are never timetabled at the same time. This allows you to continue your development within your selected sporting discipline, whilst studying in an academic area that interests you. For example, a learner may have lectures on a Monday morning and then Academy training at WISE on a Monday afternoon.
How will I know how I am doing?
Learners are given regular feedback to support their understanding of the subject’s topic areas, whilst also receiving feedback to aid the continued development of their numeracy and literacy skills.
What do I need to join?
Applicants will hold a total of 5 GCSE grade 4’s, including English and maths.
How will I learn?
This Level 3 course is based at our dynamic and exciting WISE Campus, located within easy reach of the city of Bristol and moments away from Bristol Parkway and Filton Abbey Wood train stations. We will assess this qualification through 100% coursework and practical fitness observations. We assess learners using a number of different methods, allowing learners to enhance these types of skills holistically throughout the course. The types of assessment methods range from writing reports and creating posters, through to delivering practical sessions and formal presentations.
Maths & English
Although no additional English and maths qualifications will be taken during this course, we aim to embed these essential skills into all of our lectures, giving learners the opportunity to further evolve and develop these important attributes.
Possible careers and salaries include: Personal Trainer - £14,000 to £22,000 depending upon client base Gym Owner - £18,000 to £35,000 depending upon client base Average yearly salary data taken from the National Careers Services website
Every learner at SGS College is tasked with achieving a number of work experience hours during the academic year. We suggest the learner starts to consider their work experience placement at the earliest opportunity.The work experience element of the course is imperative as it provides the learner with vital insight into possible roles within the industry. Each of our courses has a high amount of employer engagement, with the aim to expose the learner to possible destinations once the qualification has been completed. Is it these experiences and engagements that allow our learners to develop holistically and to become industry ready.
What can I do next?
A high majority of our learner’s progress onto Higher Education sports programmes or roles within the fitness industry. Following the successful completion of this qualification, learners could also apply for apprenticeships in the related field. Employment opportunities after achievement include a number of fitness-based options, from becoming a Strength and Conditioning coach (after completion of Higher Education), to being a Personal Trainer and starting your own business.
course information last updated: Monday 4th December 2023 @ 8.02am (11 hours ago)